I ordered Hello Fresh this week just for me. Sometimes I order for me & the kids, sometimes just for me, depending on the menus. Obviously when my husband is home, I get it for the two of us! Hello Fresh is a subscription box where you’ll get the recipes and ingredients to make 3 meals for two (or 4) every week. You can pause easily although they have made it so you have to be unpaused to see the recipe choices. This is new, and semi annoying, as I base whether I am getting the box on the meals! But I couldn’t resist the meals this week at all so of course I ordered.
The Description: Each week Hello Fresh delivers beautifully photographed step-by-step recipe cards, with the exact fresh ingredients needed to create a selection of new recipes.
The Price: $69/week (59 vegetarian)
The Coupon: Save $25 on your first order. Use code SUMMER25 . Expires July 13, 2014. Save 35% off a Vegetarian Meal Box for 4 from HelloFresh! Use code: VEGGIE35. Exp. 7/31.
Hello Fresh Classic Box Review
Indian Spiced Chicken with Israeli Couscous
Spiced chicken served with toasted Israeli couscous and wilted spinach. This was delicious and I loved the almonds. I forgot them on my leftovers so I ate them with ice cream 🙂 This was SUPER easy to make. The only thing I would have changed is where to wilt the lettuce. It didn’t wilt when I stuck it in with the couscous so I stuck it in my chicken pot (enameled cast iron). Wilted in a FLASH!
I felt guilty eating this entire portion. It was gigantic. I should have split this meal in three!
I probably made this first, because fresh peas have a propensity to get icky quickly, and I was hungry but didn’t want to fool much. This had a ton of ingredients but was super simple. The peas were perfect, as was the mint. And the flavor combo was so excellent! I overcooked the penne because I wasn’t paying attention, but it didn’t seem to matter!
The sauce was so simple – a little stock concentrate, sour cream, and parm. Oh and a tad bit of pasta water. I will make this again. it was a great way to make this kind of sauce without being fiddly. I really loved this recipe.
Chiles Rellenos with Rice
I have a mild rellenos obsession. I must order rellenos when I go to a tex-mex joint. These are NOT really chiles rellenos, but they were tasty. Obviously it’s quite literally a stuffed chile but it’s not, you know, BATTERED AND FRIED. That’s ok! Usually I get the cheese stuffed rellenos and having a meat stuffed one was good. The sauce wasn’t quite flavorful enough for me, or spicy. So I added a bunch of jalapeno Tabasco sauce, which fixes everything. This was a fun dish but not “chiles rellenos,” as in, I would totally cook this again but call it something else. The ground beef they send it super high quality, I always find it remarkably tasty!!
I forgot the cilantro when I reheated my second pepper (everything works great reheated btw) so I stuck it on a quesadilla to eat with it. The kids snaked most of my rice!!
Yum yum in my tum, this is always a great box! Makes me hungry again, and I swear I just ate! Menu selection for Hello Fresh is available for the week of 7/9 (ends midnight Weds): Crispy Spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Steak Salad with Grilled Peaches and Feta, Miso Glazed Cod with Broccoli and Ginger Rice, Sausage Jambalaya, or Mexican Tortilla Stacks with Avocado and Black Bean Salsa.
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